Translucent iPhone chargers from Iron Giant Designs

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Saturday 15 December 2012

These translucent iPhone chargers from Iron Giant Designs combine sleek design with practical function. And, how cool is it to be able to see through your phone charger? In addition to these translucent chargers, Iron Giant also makes chargers from solid blocks of metal. These well-designed iPhone chargers may be a bit pricey, but they’re definitely pleasing to the eye.

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popSLATE: a second screen for your iPhone

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Saturday 1 December 2012

If you aren’t satisfied with just one screen on your new iPhone, now you can have another one. The popSLATE case designed by Greg Moon and Yasha Behzadi makes use of that untapped resource that is the back of your iPhone. PopSLATE uses an E-Ink screen, similar to that of a Kindle, which only uses […]

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Smart iPhones that run on Android

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 22 October 2012

I have a friend who works in China, and he’s always buying all these weird gadgets that seem to steal from every other gadget in the world. They look somewhat legit, until you find that it’s impossible to navigate past the cumbersome user interface. Maybe he’s just not looking in the right places for the cool stuff — in Brazil, they’ve made this idea a bit cooler by selling at open air markets like Sao Paulo’s Santa Efigenia, phones that look like the iPhone 4 but run on Android 2.2. The irony of the situation is that these hail from China too. No one can run away from China.

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The Amazing iOS 6 Maps Tumblr

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Tuesday 25 September 2012

Rumours were already brewing earlier this year, but now that Apple has actually gone ahead to drop Google Maps in favour of Apple Maps in iOS 6, some of its users — many aghast about the inaccuracy and lagged speed — are having a good laugh documenting its ineptness with a Tumblr sarcastically named The Amazing iOS 6 Maps. New screenshots are streaming in fast and furiously, accompanied by equally funny captions (e.g. ‘Clearly Apple knows of the coming apocolypse [sic]’ went one in response to a screwed up image of Brooklyn Bridge looking like it’s collapsed).

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Keyfinder: locate your keys from a mobile phone

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By Darwin Cosico in Tech on Saturday 22 September 2012

Adelaide-based entrepreneurs Reece Formosa and Chris Evans have created a new Bluetooth device called Keyfinder, designed to locate your keys from a mobile phone. Keyfinder sits on your keychain, awaiting that call from any iOS smart phone to send it flashing a bright light, and ringing with a ring tone. The idea came about two years ago when Reece lost his keys a few times. Keyfinder is currently in its prototype stage, but it will be available to the masses once they’ve raised enough money to manufacture the product.

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Who’s taking the rap for iPhone 5?

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 18 September 2012

Now that the world has gotten its first look — and reacted with ho-hum shrugs — at the iPhone 5 with features that have already been leaked to every tech blog in the universe months ago, what’s left to do? Why, somebody’s got to take the rap. Specifically, someone’s got to rap about the iPhone […]

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Polaroids from your iPhone

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in Tech on Friday 14 September 2012

The majority of people today use their iPhones to take photos. However, how do we conveniently convert one of our snap-shot moments into a print without resorting to a big printer? The Impossible Project, revitaliser of Polaroid film and purveyor of refurbished Polaroid hardware, wants to make the moments we capture Polaroid ones. its proposed Instant Lab would do this in a, well, instant. It’s using Kickstarter to help fund the project with a $250,000 goal and on its first day, raised $A150,000. To make a pledge visit their Kickstarter page  – and be one of the first to get your own Instant Lab half price before it hits stores next year. 

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South Koreans compare iPhone to canned food

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 31 August 2012

With the world getting all heated up about the Apple-Samsung debacle (an amusung rumour about Samsung paying Apple in the form of 30 trucks of 5-cent coins just exploded in cyberspace the other day), the South Koreans are now taking a dig at the iPhone by comparing its impossibly multi-patented design to, well, generic canned […]

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iPhone Lens Dial case lets you shoot with 3 lenses

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 4 August 2012

Never mind that the iPhone has a decent camera. The Lens Dial case by Photojojo offers aspiring iPhoneographers a three-lens optical system for fisheye, wide angle and telephoto. Plus, it is crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and comes with two tripod mounts, one for portrait and one for landscape shots.

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Instagram photos of North Korea by French artist JR

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By Elizabeth Hosking in New Photography on Wednesday 16 May 2012

French social activist, public artist and photographer, JR, has captured North Korea via Instagram. North Korean authorities strongly disapprove of picture taking in public, so this series of snaps is rather impressive, and makes an interesting use of the popular iPhone lens.

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1-Bit camera for your iPhone

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Products on Wednesday 4 April 2012

Back where we started! Here is the new 1-Bit Camera for the iPhone that uses dithering algorithms pioneered by Bill Atkinson and Bryce Bayer. Who needs a mega-pixel image when you could have grainy black and white kilopixel images at your disposal? Relive your days with a GameBoy Camera in your hand and have a brand new way […]

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The Love Box: basic video mixing on your iPhone

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Friday 27 January 2012

Though rather unfortunately named, The Love Box seems like a cool, and refreshingly low-tech accessory to your iPhone which allows you to do basic video mixing anywhere you go.

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Taggr: geo-tag the street art of Sydney, Melbourne

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By Sam Keene in New Trends on Friday 4 November 2011

Anyone who’s walked through the streets of Sydney or Melbourne knows the how prolific the Australian street art scene is. That’s why Soap Creative in Sydney have released Taggr, a free iPhone app that allows you to view, find, upload and geo-tag art from the streets of Sydney and Melbourne. Now anyone from around the world can view the urban creativity that is and was in these two fine cities.

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Mutewatch: swipe the interface like an iPhone

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By Katrina James in New Design on Friday 29 July 2011

I recently photographed the launch party for Mutewatch, a really cool new watch that works just by swiping it just like an iPhone. Very cool. Nice party as well.

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iPhone bottle-opener case: Opena

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By Tristan Rayner in New Design on Monday 11 July 2011

This we want. Bottle-top popping has never been so good – and you’ve always got your phone on you. The iPhone 4 Opena is by Australian industrial designers Chris and Peter, who need seed investment on Kickstarter.

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